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Blessed Youth

Breaking the Silence about Mental Illness with Children and Teens

128 pages
Chalice Press
Through vivid and powerful storytelling, Blessed Youth: Breaking the Silence about Mental Illness with Children and Teens will remove the barriers of stigma and shame associated with mental illness in children and teens. Readers will know they are not alone and be reminded of God’s grace and loving presence in the midst of the heartache and struggle of mental illness. In addition to stories of children and youth experiencing mental health challenges, Blessed Youth includes practical resources such as prayers and a guide for having age-appropriate talks with children about warning signs and how to get help for themselves and friends. Ultimately, this important resource offers hope and help for everyone who loves a child or youth with mental health challenges. Also available is Blessed Youth Survival Guide, a pocket-size companion guide for youth.
Author Bio
Rev. Dr. Sarah Griffith Lund is an ordained minister and currently serves as senior pastor of First Congregational United Church of Christ of Indianapolis. Sarah serves on the National Staff of the United Church of Christ as the Minister for Disabilities and Mental Health Justice. She is the author of two previous books on mental illness, Blessed are the Crazy and Blessed Union. She blogs at sarahgriffithlund.com. Her family lives in Indianapolis.